W. Gabriel Selassie I is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at the California State University, Northridge. He was previously the Ralph Bunche associate professor of African American and History at the Los Angeles City College (joint).
Professor Selassie’s education includes an earned Bachelors’ of Architecture and Civil Engineering from Prairie View A & M University of Texas (HBCU), an M.A in Public History and Historic Preservation from the California State University, Dominguez Hills, an M.A. in African American studies from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and M.A in theology from the University of Notre Dame.
He also holds earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Selassie served in the U.S. Army and was both a non-commissioned and commissioned officer.